Ph.d Programme

Doctoral Research Programme

The goal of the Doctoral Research Programme is to prepare students to contribute to the advancement of knowledge about social work and social welfare. In pursuit of this goal, students are given training and experience in research and its applications to teaching Social Work theory and practice, policy making and administration.

The Doctoral Research Programme is offered through the Faculty of Social Sciences, Osmania University. It accepted its first student in 1992.


A candidate to be admitted in Doctoral Research Programme has to qualify in any one of the following examinations:

  • SLET
  • NET
  • Osmania University Ph.D. Eligibility Test
  • M. Phil. In Social Work

Candidates have to look for Osmania University Notification for Dates for Ph.D Admission.

Research Areas

Currently scholars are working on Doctoral Dissertations in :
-- Organisational Behaviour
-- Managerial Concerns
-- Social Work intervention in Austism
-- Oncology
-- Children in distress
-- Mental health
-- Domestic workers
-- Problems of street girl child